cauliflorous


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cauliflorous

[¦kȯl·ə¦flȯr·əs]
(botany)
Producing flowers on the older branches or main stem.
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and a Venezuelan Pharmacosycea cauliflorous species are known to host Hexapus female morphotypes, and differ from Tetrapus females by having the scape with a sharp lateral subtriangular flange (Fig.
The cauliflorous durian opens its large (entrance diameter 2.
In this cauliflorous species, fruits of all trees have similar sun exposure because they all grow in the understory and are shaded by adjacent trees and their own tree's crown.
Endress (1994) attributed the cauliflorous habit to a need for access and support by bats, while Wyatt suggested that it is a response to the need for an adequate support for the often massive or numerous fruits produced.
Species of Zygia may have similar branches that develop on cauliflorous knots on old wood: these will be discussed further below.